fuel data info help
I am trying to figure out exactly what I need to see my fuel burn data (gallons used specifically) .
I have a 2008 etec with a nmea2k network already set up. I have the engine interface cable and a multifunction gauge. That setup will show me GPH and MPG's but not trip fuel used or seasonal fuel used. The MPG's and GPH shows up on my Lowrance multifunction gauge and hds gen2 display units, but again, no other fuel data.
I bought a fuel flow sensor trying to accomplish this but failed. I was told that the lowrance
fuel flow sensor was somewhat unreliable so a garmin flow sensor was recommended and installed. I was told the data would be read and recognized through my nmea network. My network does recognize the sensor and I changed the settings to pull fuel data from that unit but doesn't show me trip or season fuel used.
Now my question is this:
I hear that I should see that data through the engine interface cable, but I don't. I hear that I might need to either update my hds units, might need to buy an EP85 memory storage device, might need to buy the Lowrance fuel flow sensor, might need a fluid level sensor, might need a nmea gps antenna.
What do I actually need to do to see gallons used?
Thank you in advance for any insights or suggestions.